Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.
We at CEG Tech Forum believe in doing, not only the right thing, but that which makes a positive change in society. And we make this happen through Initiatives.
The December floods in Chennai created an unprecedented problem in various parts of the city – heaps of e-waste piling up by the streets and no way to dispose them. Joining hands with BHUMI, an NGO, we created E for Educate. We collected e-waste from schools and colleges and recycled them. The money obtained from this initiative went to the education of underprivileged children. It also proved to be a great tool in creating awareness among school students and the general public, who was encouraged to collect and donate e-waste. At the end of the drive, an astounding 1.5 tons of e-waste were collected and recycled.
On World Environment Day, we joined the celebrations for a greener Earth by encouraging our student community to plant saplings in various parts of the city of Chennai. Partnering with United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the main reason for this initiative was to create awareness about the necessity of planting trees and the conservation of the environment – not only for our sakes but for posterity. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “be the change that you wish to see in the world." And in our own way, we tried to do just that.